peace and quiet


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peace and quiet

A setting, situation, or period in which one has no disturbances or stress. All I want on this vacation is some peace and quiet, so I'm not bringing my phone, my laptop, or anything else that could even remind me of work! I'm taking the kids to the movies to give my wife some peace and quiet for the evening.
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peace and quiet

Tranquillity and freedom from disturbance. This phrase's redundancy- quiet here does not mean "lack of sound" but "peacefulness"-gives added emphasis. It often is used in wishes for this condition, as in All I want is a little peace and quiet. [Mid-1800s]
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peace and ˈquiet

a period of calm, silence, etc., especially after noise, stress, etc: Why don’t you all go and play outside? Your mother needs a bit of peace and quiet.
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